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Local students attending summer science camp at Trine
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Forty-eight students have been selected to attend the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at Trine University July 12-24.
The two-week residential camp is for students entering grades 6-8. Designed for traditionally underserved and under-represented middle school students, it promotes exciting careers in science by providing a fun-filled setting in which they can gain a deeper understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The students are equally represented by young men and women, with no cost to their families.
Dr. Harris, a former NASA astronaut and the first African-American to walk in space, created the camp four years ago with support from ExxonMobil. Students will explore themes such as “Mission to Mars,” “Revolutionary Robotics,” and “Energy and Motion.” Dr. Harris will visit to speak with the students on Friday, July 17, and media from the students’ hometowns and the entire region are invited to take advantage of activities and interview Dr. Harris during Media Day from 8:30 a.m.-noon in Hershey Hall.
The following students will attend the camp: Jenna Ashby and Neil Schlichtenmyer of Lane Middle School, Tony Baymon of Brentwood Elementary, Michael Cler, Jason Talsma and Kennedey Murphy of Blackhawk Middle School, Gabrielle Demaree of Lane Middle School, Nate Jackemeyer of Shawnee Middle School, Jade Nevils of Irwin Elementary School, Samantha Oyler and Zackary Reigelman of Jefferson Middle School, and Charles Woodman of Memorial Park Middle School, all in Fort Wayne; Jarod Davis and Mareesa Zarate of Hendry Park Elementary, Jose Gusman of Carlin Park Elementary, Helen Schumann, Samuel Wilcox and Briana McBride of Angola Middle School, all in Angola; Coleton Coalson of Parkside Elementary School, Alexis Darling of Prairie Heights Middle School and Carlee Richardson of Lakeland Middle School, all in LaGrange; Celeste Newhard and Mercedes Rowlison of Country Meadows Elementary School in Ashley; Kendra Ford and Michael Peterson of Hamilton Elementary School in Hamilton; Jordan Dellinger of Butler Elementary School in Butler; Ethan Young of Fremont Middle School in Fremont; Anthony Cox of Greene Intermediate School and Danny Jackman of LaSalle Intermediate Academy, both in South Bend; Michael Herandez of Wawasee Middle School in Syracuse; Zachary McCoy of Kendallville Middle School in Kendallville; Elijah Efsits and Skylor Rushlow of Mary Daly Elementary School in Elkhart; and Edwardo Muro and Rachel Susler of Grissom Middle School in Mishawaka.
Attending from Ohio will be Lita Banks of Montpelier Middle School in Montpelier; Bethany Carlson of Edgerton Middle School in Edgerton; Nicholas Gerken, Kristine Shannon and Jake Sierra of Defiance Middle School in Defiance; and Cassi Kirby, Karlee Kirby and Garrett Trausch of Edon Northwest.
Michigan students attending the camp will be Naomi Blansit of Lakeland Elementary School in Coldwater; Sherah Kurtz and Corlando Slatter of Washington Gardner Middle School in Albion; Calin Deck of Jonesville Middle School in Jonesville; and Joshua Turner of Marshall Middle School in Marshall.